Taranaki is the centre for a thriving arts industry, boasting world-renowned art galleries, museums and some of New Zealand's top artists.
Not to be missed is the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery – considered to be one of Australasia’s leading contemporary galleries, offering fascinating encounters with the art ideas of today. Make sure to take a few hours to explore the museum galleries at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth's cultural centre and a museum, library and information centre all in one. Puke Ariki is home to five wonderfully diverse gallery spaces for you to explore.
Taranaki is also the home of the World of Music Arts and Dance, or WOMAD, which transforms the town every year in March into a kaleidoscope of song, movement and colour.